Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Science
Now in its 16th year, the Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Science provides $1,200,000 over four years to newly appointed, tenure-track assistant professors at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Funded by private endowment, the program has now assured the successful launch of research careers for a cadre of 74 investigators. Individuals who already hold tenure-track faculty positions at UT Southwestern or elsewhere are not eligible.
Essential features of the program are:
- $1,200,000 over four years is provided to support the independent research activities, partial salary, and fringe benefits of each newly appointed assistant professor.
- Up to five scholars will be appointed each year.
- Positions in both Basic Science and Clinical Science departments are available.
- The primary responsibility of the scholars will be research. Teaching and some clinical duties (if appropriate) will also be included.
- Research space and additional funding for salary will be provided by the medical school department or research center offering the appointment.
- Scholars will be nominated by chairs and directors of the Medical Center’s basic and clinical academic departments and research centers. Final selections will be made by an Endowed Scholar Committee consisting of Drs. Eric N. Olson (Chair), Joseph Goldstein, Helen Hobbs, David Mangelsdorf, Steven McKnight, Luis Parada, Michael Rosen, and Jopeph Takahashi
- Scholars are eligible to join any of the interdisciplinary graduate training faculties of the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
- Scholars have access to UT Southwestern’s 18 Core Facilities with the latest equipment and knowledge necessary to assist Scholars in their work.
- Scholars will compete for extramural research funding as their research programs become established.
- Scholars and the progress of the program are evaluated biennially by an External Advisory Committee.